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CHASE : Victorian Style Rocking Horse with a Western Flair

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 02-01-2011 08:56 PM 4468 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Chase, a palomino fitted with a custom made western saddle. The horse is carved out of basswood using a box style construction and carved with a Makita side grinder fitted with a Kutzal wheel. The finer details were completed with a Foredom and Kutzal burr. The base is maple with a clear varnish finish. Acryllics were used to obtain the light palomino tone to go with the golden mane and tail. The stirrups were crafted from laminated maple strips.
Chase was a grandparents gift to their grandson. And off he rode into the sunset!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.





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jusfine

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 09:04 PM

Excellent work!
Great job of shaping the horse, most don’t look as realistic!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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kenn

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 09:34 PM

That is a fabulous project! What a great gift, I am sure it will be treasured forever and used by his grandkids. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Rob W

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 09:38 PM

Wonderful job!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 10:55 PM

Very nice, Roman, That’s a big project to tackle! The finished product looks outstanding.

-- Corey

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 11:15 PM

wow that is awesome!! I’d love to be able to carve like that some day! so many possibilities! very very cool!! thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 11:18 PM

Beautiful work. I would have loved something like this as a kid.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 12:13 AM

Very impressive looking rocking horse. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 01:57 AM

Beautiful work. This is a project your grandson will certainly enjoy and one day be able to pass on to his own children and grandchildren. Terrific.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 04:14 AM

What a wonderful gift and project! I’m sure it will be appreciated for years to come. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 02-02-2011 04:18 AM

Great series of photos.
and what a beautiful looking horse, does he eat much?? ;-)

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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#11 posted 02-02-2011 04:26 AM

Roman,

That’s truly a masterpiece! And I thought my grandson's rocking horse was nice!

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#12 posted 02-02-2011 05:23 AM

He’s an easy keeper but the owner requires a few beers once in awhile just to keep cool!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#13 posted 02-02-2011 08:11 AM

Great! job flawless looking a lot of dust In the wind. thanks!

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#14 posted 02-02-2011 08:49 AM

excellent work
beautiful detailing

a real treasure

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 02-02-2011 07:12 PM

Wow, that’s every child’s dream!

Great looking, nice to see your progression.

That’s a very cool saddle too…....................NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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